Bolivar County is located in northwest Mississippi. The County Seat is Cleveland and the largest city is Cleveland. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.bolivar.ms.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 33,768 and the 2010 census population was 34,147. The land area is 876.57 square miles and there are 39 persons per square mile.
33.7% of the population is White, 64.7% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.7% is two or more races. 73.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $83,500, there are 12,301 households, an average of 2.64 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,462, the median household income is $28,599, and 34.3% of the persons in Bolivar County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,240. Retail sales (in $1000) were $303,409, and sales per capita were $8,116. The percentage of black-owned firms is 28.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 31.4%.
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